Reports of Civil and Criminal Cases Decided by the Court of Appeals of Kentucky Volume 123
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...was dark made it incumbent upon the plaintiff to take the greater care. She could have kept hold of the iron railing until her foot touched the platform, and then she would have been safe. It was not the 'duty of defendant to furnish some one to aid her in alighting from the car." In the case of the New Orleans, etc., R. R. Co. v. Statham, 97 Am. Dec. 478, the Supreme Court of Mississippi say: "Railroad cars are not traveling hospit als, nor their employes nurses. Sick persons have the right to enter the cars of a railroad company; as common carriers of passengers they cannot prevent their entering their cars. If they are incapable of taking care of themselves, they should have attendants along to care for them, or to render them such assistance as they may require in the cars, and to assist them from the cars at the point of their destination. It is not the duty of conductors to see to the debarkation of passengers. They should have the stations announced; they should stop the train sufficiently long for the passengers for each station to get off. Vhen this is done, their duty to the passenger is performed. All assistance that a conductor may extend to ladies without escorts, or with children, or to persons who are sick and ask his assistance in getting on and off trains, is purely a matter of courtesy, and not at all incumbent upon him in the line of his public duty." In 5 Am. & Eng. Encyc. of Law, tit. _"Carriers of Passengers," p. 579, the author says: "It cannot be laid down as a rule of law that it is the duty of the carriers to assist its passengers in boarding or alighting from its vehicle or carriage; nor is it necessarily incumbent upon, its servants to direct a passenger l10w he...
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